Appleton Tower upgrade for University

Published: 08 November 2017

A core University of Edinburgh building which is recognised as an exemplar of modern design by Historic Environment Scotland has received an £11.98 million upgrade by CCG (Scotland) Ltd.

The Glasgow-based construction specialist said the new over-cladding of Appleton Tower has reinvigorated the building’s facade which was essential due to the condition and remaining lifespan of the original cladding. A new rooftop storey and new east entrance with landscaping has been created to breathe new life into the Tower and Central Area Campus. The works undertaken to Appleton Tower were actioned after an extensive period of assessment stretching as far back as 2008.

Appleton Tower is one of the most challenging projects CCG has ever undertaken. We are extremely proud to have delivered the first of two phases of work..

Paul Muldoon, Specialist Building Services manager, CCG


The University of Edinburgh wanted to improve accessibility and introduce additional space for students, staff, conferences and events. CCG’s building renewals division, Specialist Building Services (SBS) was chosen to lead the construction works in November 2015 and through SBS’s unmatched expertise, Appleton Tower now has upgraded external thermal insulation to improve environmental performance, a brand new natural façade that will extend the life of the building and a newly configured main entrance offering better disability access...

Full story via Scottish Construction Now


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